Internet & Cable

All residential facilities are provided with Penn Video cable network and with both wired and wireless Internet capabilities. Please refer to Penn Video and College House Computing for more information on these two services.

Quick Tip

Digital TV programming is provided in the College Houses. As part of their student housing, residents can stream content to their mobile devices through XFINITY On Campus. Optional premium programming will be available through for a small monthly fee. 

Wireless resources are available for students living on and off campus at

AirPennNet is the University’s wireless network that provides secure Internet access in campus buildings and residence halls. AirPennNet uses 802.1X network encryption to secure your wireless communications. You will need to configure your device to use Penn’s wireless network before you connect to AirPennNet. Your PennKey user name and password are needed in order to successfully configure your device to connect to AirPennNet.

The Penn Video Network channel lineup provides Penn students with a wide range of cable TV options. See for details.

You may also use the University’s *wired* residential network to access services such as NetFlix, Hulu, Pandora, or iTunes. With products such as Roku, Boxee, and AppleTV, an appliance (or software) is used to connect to the Internet for output to a television set. While the University doesn't provide direct support for these products and services, we are impressed with Roku. Its low cost, ease of set-up, and wide variety of available content services make it a great value.

Penn's residential *wired* network is designed so that it will work well for you. We encourage you to explore these options for receiving video content beyond our cable lineup, and we'd love to hear about your experience in doing so. Just drop us a line at